Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It is with regret and sadness that we share the recent news. 
Polina Kadiyska, a 22-year old student from Bulgaria had been studying ballet at The Rock School for three years.  Polina was a beautiful dancer on her way to a wonderful professional career.  While she lived in The Rock School’s residence location at the Marine Club her first year, Polina had been living on her own for the past two years.
To the best of our knowledge, Sunday morning between 4:00am and 5:00am Polina was struck by a drunk driver who ran a red light. The driver was arrested for DUI, leaving the scene, and other related causes including aggravated assault.
Polina was in a coma at the ICU at Jefferson Hospital. The Directors and Polina’s loved ones stayed at the hospital until her parents arrived from Bulgaria around 1:30 this morning.  Polina passed on a few hours later.

Our hearts and love go out to Polina and her family. She was a beautiful person in every way.

Please check back for more information on a memorial service. We are collecting any flowers, cards, or kind words for Polina’s family on the 2nd floor by the elevator under her photo.

Thank you for all of your love and support throughout this horrible tragedy.

UPDATE: Polina’s hit-and-run killer pleaded guilty and is going to prison. More details in this article - http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/50729-hit-and-run-driver-who-killed-rock-school-ballet-student-pleads-guilty-given-5-to-10-year-prison-sentence?utm_source=dlvr&utm_medium=twitter&utm_content=test&utm_campaign=social-inbound%0A


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